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Karolina Szczur

Announcing Opportunity Program

At CSSConf AU we’re dedicated to diversity, inclusion and even more so—opportunity. We realise that buying a ticket to a conference for many isn’t a trivial expense, but it can be a turning point in someone’s career.

We’re committed to bringing in as many individuals who couldn’t attend otherwise as possible. We want you to feel like you belong. We want to build a lasting, inclusive, safe community. As organisers we see it as our responsibility to help diversify the face of the Australian tech industry.

It’s our pleasure to announce the Opportunity Program providing free passes to CSSConf AU 2016. Read along for eligibility requirements, application close an notification dates.


Applicants for a free Opportunity Program ticket have to fulfill at least one of the below requirements:

  • be a member of an underrepresented group in tech, such as women, LGBTI+, African-American, Indigenous Australians, Latina or Latino, people with disabilities or other groups not mentioned here
  • be unable to attend without financial assistance

It’s important to remember that:

  • Previous conference attendance doesn’t disqualify an application
  • No technology experience or knowledge is required—we’re here to learn!
  • Yes, you deserve it ✨

We want you at CSSConf AU!

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form. All information will be kept confidential with the exception of the review committee.

  • Applications close: 14th October, 2016
  • Application notification: 21st October, 2016

If you have any questions reach out to our team.

Show your support

We’re seeking more sponsorships for the Opportunity Program. If your organization would like back the initiative reach out to us.

If you’re an individual and would like to help we’ve created an Opportunity Program pay-what-you-want tip jar on Ti.to. While we’re suggesting a donation amount you’re more than welcome to choose whatever suits you—every dollar makes a difference!

Opportunity Program Sponsors

Thanks to generous support from Envato and Thick we will be able to give out 7 passes CSSConf, and this is just the beginning!

Thank you

Additionally, there are many (often uncredited) individuals tirelessly working on improving diversity and inclusion in tech, which is why we’d like to highlight that the work of Ashe Dryden continues to be an inspiration for our standards.


Regular Bird: $450

Regular Bird (CSSConf, JSConf, Decompress): $900

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